A Very Promising Luxury City Hotel
Within walking distance from the shopping centre, museums and the city’s business district the Athens Plaza is one of the most popular city hotels of Athens.
We had help from a porter who carried our luggage inside the newly refurbished Lobby which is by now very inviting and trendy! Our check-in was quick and the reception team very friendly and professional.
We were handed the key and headed to the room with no delay. The porter showed up with the luggage shortly and was kind enough to indicate a few things he considered we might not know to make our stay more comfortable.
There are various rooms and suite types, from classic and superior, to junior and deluxe. Travellers can choose between economic, modern or luxurious suites.
Our Superior Twin Room
The corner room was on the fifth floor, it was spacious and elegant, overlooking the Parliament, the Syntagma Square and the Acropolis. Housekeeping would show up twice a day and refreshed towels and toiletries if needed and there was nothing we could ask for more.
The twin bed, on the other hand, was just as comfortable as expected, with the proper pillows and a well-made mattress that was hard for us to leave the bed each morning. The double glazed door-window and the entrance door of the room kept possible noise out.
Equipped with modern amenities, coffee & tea facilities, minibar, a safety deposit box, a hairdryer, robes, slippers and an LCD satellite TV we hardly used. The NJV provides complimentary high-speed internet, but not bottled water. Perhaps because in Athens, tap water is potable.
Room service was excellent too. Twice when we reached for this service, the team was punctual, friendly and willing to help.
Upon our arrival, we received a welcome bottle of red wine with a card from the NJV management which was such a thoughtful and much-appreciated touch.
Average in size the marbled bathroom provided a bathtub with shower. The pressure was just the right as well as the temperature of hot water. The ladies would change the towels daily, and we could have fresh again in the evening upon request with the turndown service. The Apivita brand toiletries is an excellent choice for that extra touch of pampering. The downside is that they provide one set for two persons when the tubes are miniature. At least there should be an extra shower gel for couples, so in our case, we requested a few extra for shower only.
The Parliament Restaurant on the top floor is classy and elegant, and the good news is that breakfast finishes at 11:00 so you have plenty of time to enjoy it.
The tastes of the buffet were great and everything fresh. You can find cold and hot dishes, a variety of cheese, ham and sausages, mushrooms, cakes and different types of pastry. I loved their fresh juice as well. You will be spoiled for choice here!
The NJV Parliament Restaurant remains open throughout the day offering Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner with an a la carte menu.
NJV Explorer’s Bar
Interested in a fabulous live-music experience? Available on Fridays & Saturdays, 22:00 – 01:00. Minimum spent €20 pp. Contact them directly for more information.
NJV Plaza Café
There is no doubt that you will enjoy the atmosphere of the Plaza Café. We did not find time for a drink on this visit as we were mostly outdoors. The wide selection of snacks, dessert, types of coffee and tea as well as wines worth giving it a try. It won't disappoint!
In all, without a second thought, don’t hesitate to arrange your stay here. The hotel is remarkable and worth every penny. It is adjacent to the major tourist attractions, archaeological sites, shopping area and the Acropolis Museum. Ask for their special Offers and book directly through them.